We left Bagan on another overnight sleeper for Rangoon. This one was two hours late leaving and four hours late arriving which did make for a long journey but, as with our earlier overnight train, not unpleasant, even though it was not luxurious. Basic, but fine would sum it up!
The final morning in Burma was spent in a lovely walk around one of the lakes that seem to dot the city followed by an extended lunch.
We then finished up at the Sula Paya. This is supposed to be one of the main and most impressive Payas in Rangoon, and indeed it is, but we had already been to Shwedigon Paya and to be honest, anything is going to suffer in comparison! This is on a much smaller scale, but still a pleasant break from the bustle of the city.
One of the things that seems to be a major feature of Burmese Buddhism is the sticking on of gold leaf to statues. This one that has only partially been covered really caught my eye. I like the work-in-progress feel of it.
One of the nice things about it being a slightly smaller scale is you focus much more on the details. For example, the repeating carving on these pillars.
That's our Burma musings done! As you can probably tell we loved the place and will hopefully go back and move off, what appears to be a fairly established tourist loop. This is certainly a beautiful place and there is loads to see. I would say it is vying with Cambodia for the title of 'best country I've been to'.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.